A private nature park developed by Syarikat Lanskap Kambatik based on the principles of ecological diversity, oil palm integrated agro-forestry practices and Kambatik landscape design philosophy and aesthetics
Tuesday, December 17, 2013
Training the Drunken Sailor
The Drunken Sailor (Quisqualis indica) climbing the Nangka tree (Jackfruit) - Artocarpus heterophyllus
It took about two years to see the Drunken Sailor finally having a good grip at the Jackfruit tree. One of the concept of the Kambatik garden is to train climbers to creep trees. By doing so they provide colours as well as attractive to birds. The flowers are fragrant and produced in large bunches. One interesting feature is the unusually elongated calyx tube which could be mistaken for a flower stalk. Though it can be propagated by cuttings, I find the more successful way is to use the root suckers. The flowers and leaves are often perforated by beetles and grasshoppers.